Fri, 09 May 2014 13:40:33 GMT — Missouri counties could be getting be getting millions of additional dollars from the state for housing inmates in their jails. The state reimburses counties a fixed amount per day for each inmate who ultimately is convicted of a state crime. That reimbursement rate had been $22 until it was cut to $19.58 by senators who were looking for savings in a tight 2011 budget. The 2015 budget passed Thursday by the Legislature increases the state's inmate reimbursement rate by $3, to a total $22.58. That will cost the state an additional $5.3 million in the upcoming fiscal year. The budget now goes to Gov. Jay Nixon. It takes effect July 1.
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